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Lethem, Jonathan. DISSIDENT GARDENS. New York City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 375 pages. As New/As New.

The author's ninth novel. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a regular first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Jonathan Lethem's epic-family saga of a novel, arguably his best in years. "Shows Lethem in full possession of his powers as a novelist, as he smoothly segues between historical periods and internal worlds. Erudite, beautifully written, wise, compassionate, heartbreaking, and devoid of nostalgia" (Los Angeles Times). "A dysfunctional family embodies a dysfunctional epoch, as the novelist continues his ambitious journey through decades, generations, and the boroughs of New York. So frequently funny that it reads like an homage to Philip Roth" (Kirkus Reviews). An absolute "must-have" title for Jonathan Lethem collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed and dated (shortly after publication) in black pen on the title page by the author: "Jonathan Lethem 10.5.13". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as most copies available online are. Laid-in is the Souvenir Bookmark of the bookstore which hosted the signing. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed and dated copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Beware: Most signed copies available online are on a tipped-in page, which does not have the same collectible value. A very scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Crawford Award for Best Fantasy Novel and the Locus Award for Best First Novel in 1994 for "Gun, with Occasional Music". Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1999 for "Motherless Brooklyn". Selected as one of the "Best Books of the Year" by the New York Times in 2003 for "Fortress of Solitude". Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2005. One of the most brilliant new voices in American literature. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JONATHAN LETHEM TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0385534930. $50.00

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